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By Lora Chow Tom loves to barbecue and fondly thinks of the year he and 4 of his friends entered a Kansas City BBQ Society competition. We found out that our new hometown of Vista, CA hosts a KCBS sanctioned event. Naturally, we had to check it out. If you are a fan of barbecue, be on the lookout …Continue reading
By Lora Chow Southern California boasts endless stretches of gorgeous beaches, a lively array of entertainment options, and world-renowned cuisine. Yet, there are times we want to simply get away from it all. We celebrated Tom’s recent birthday with an escape to the quaint and charming Catalina Island. Birthday Specials You are in for a treat if you travel to …Continue reading
Last summer, Tom and I moved to Southern California. On weekends, we enjoy discovering new places in the surrounding area. Although we rarely stay at the same hotel twice, we recently re-visited The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey as it was the host hotel for TravelAge West Trendsetter Awards dinner in which we were the 2016 Finalist for Best Use …Continue reading
San Diego Tuna Harbor Dockside Market The first thing Tom and I did upon moving to the San Diego area last summer was explore the food scene. Having lived in SE Connecticut for years, we were “limited” access to unique culinary experiences. We craved exposure to different food ingredients and creative fare. Luckily, we landed in an area that cultivates …Continue reading
By Lora Chow Tom and I are explorers at heart. During our recent work trip to San Antonio, we decided to revisit one of our favorite destinations in Central Texas: Texas Hill Country. The last time we visited was during the summer of 2013. At that time, we were impressed with the budding wine country. However, in 3 short …Continue reading
By Lora Chow As we drove along the Coastal Highway and turned onto a narrow road leading up to the Ranch at Laguna Beach, our initial impression was, honestly, a bit underwhelming. It seemed like we drove onto a campground from the 1960s. We asked ourselves: what’s the draw to this property? As we toured the property, it was …Continue reading
By Lora Chow Driving up to Montage Laguna Beach was an experience in itself. The valet driveway was lined with luxury vehicles and a well-groomed valet awaited our arrival. As we entered the entrance, an elegantly dressed host at the reception desk greeted us and checked us in. After registering, we were personally escorted to our room. Naturally, we …Continue reading
By Lora Chow On a recent business trip, Lora and I were fortunate enough to stay at the Palace hotel in San Francisco. We were lucky to have as our tour guide Ms. Stephanie Lapsley (Director of Sales and Marketing). Ms. Lapsley was not only knowledgeable about the Palace hotel but gave us many “insider” tips of the surrounding area. …Continue reading
By Lora Chow Tom and I have been exposed to so many different foods, beverages, and activities since moving to San Diego County 6 months ago. One of the biggest surprises is CRAFT BREWERIES. We typically aren’t beer drinkers, but with over 100 options near home, we decided to explore the offerings. We learned that we love BARREL AGED …Continue reading
By Lora Chow Do you enjoy wine? Are you interested in supporting family owned and operated wineries? Would you like to try boutique wineries, focusing on small batch production? Do you want to visit a region that has many wineries offering FREE tastings? If so, read on about the fantastic Paso Robles Wine Country! Drive along the stunning Pacific Coast …Continue reading